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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Comfortable and relaxing streamside three bedroom, two bath home

Looking for a great vacation rental close by to Acadia National Park? You've found it - you can't get any closer to the Park than this charming streamside cottage. In fact, the back of this property abuts the boundary with Acadia National Park and is just a few steps away! Located in the wonderful village of Seal Harbor, the cottage is situated on nearly an acre of beautiful, mature trees and has a gorgeous brook running right through the middle of the property. Sleep to the restful sounds of pretty Stanley Brook tumbling seaward alongside your cottage. The house sleeps up to six people with three bedrooms, two baths, comfortable living room, library, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and relaxing front porch. This home is ideally situated for all of the exciting outdoor activities that Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have to offer. It is a pleasant 10 minute walk to the beach and to Jordan Pond, a very short walking distance to the entire system of hiking, biking and riding trails in Acadia National Park, very close to Wildwood Stables and only an eight mile drive to the shops and restaurants of Bar Harbor.

Matthew Stewart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stanley Brook Cottage is located in a very idyllic setting, perfect for exploring all the natural wonders of Acadia National Park. This is definitely home away from home. We loved the beaches, mountains, Jordan Pond and Seal Harbor. This place is highly recommended for families. All in all, we had a wonderful stay and perfect vacation in this cozy cottage. Thanks!
Jun 2014
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Seal Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are two bathrooms: the downstairs bathroom has tub/shower, sink and toilet; the upstairs bathroom features a shower, toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • There are three bedrooms, the downstairs BR features a full-size bed, the front upstairs BR has two twin beds and the rear upstairs bedroom is equipped with a queen size bed. All feature quality linens and comforters with duvets.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 20 reviews

Perfectly Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed at Stanley Brook Cottage a few weeks ago. When we arrived we could hear nothing but the brook rushing beside the driveway. No traffic, no crowds! It was the most peaceful greeting! We have visited Acadia three times, and this was our favorite place we've stayed so far. We loved Seal Harbor and how close the house was to the Park Loop Road (our first evening there we walked to the PLR in about 10 minutes. By driving you can be at the Jordan Pond house in less than 5 minutes.). The house is very well maintained, extremely clean, and had everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped and we spent many meals around the kitchen table talking about our fun days in the park. Our children (9, 7 and 5) enjoyed playing in the studio room off of the back of the house - there was so much room to spread out. We slept well and felt right at home. Matt couldn't be any more kind or helpful. We were able to meet him when we arrived and felt like we could reach out if we had any issues (which we didn't). When we come back to Acadia, we'll definitely want to stay here again. Homes like this make it really easy to travel with young kids - it was so great to have this as our home base for all of our adventures. Thanks, Matt!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you all has a great time at Stanley Brook Cottage and in Seal Harbor. Thanks for the nice compliments on the house, we try hard to make sure everyone has a wonderful stay at the cottage. As you mention, it is perfectly located for quickly accessing so much of what Acadia National Park has to offer. Please come back again.
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A beautiful stay in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at the Stanley Brook Cottage with our two young children. It was our first visit to Acadia and it was perfect!!! This location could not be beat. We could be at the Jordan Pond in 5 minutes. We took nightly strolls there after dinner when the crowds at Acadia had died down. We were able to enjoy so many trails in the park. We used the Island Explorer to get around after easily parking at Sand Beach or the Visitor's Center. Both we were able to get to easily and quickly from this location.

The house was large for our family of 4 and perfectly equipped with everything we needed. We ate breakfast in the house every day and usually lunch or dinner there. The kitchen was large and accommodating. The beds were comfortable and everything was super clean. The sounds of the brook next to the property were so beautiful as well.

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this house and our visit to Acadia. It was simply perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter was working for Carriages of Acadia which was right down the road and that made this the ideal location for our family meeting together at night for meals. The house was clean and well appointed with all the little things that people always forget, like coffee and extra toilet paper. I would say if you have someone that doesn't do steps well, and even putting them on the lower floor, this would not be a mobile friendly location for them. The brook was amazing and we slept with the windows open every night! Maine is so beautiful and we loved our walks down to the local beach. Every day was a new adventure and we were pleased to see the owners out walking and stopping to say hello. If visiting Maine again, I would definitely be pleased to book again.!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for such a nice review, we're very happy you all had a great stay.
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Most accomodating!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location! Close to Bar Harbor and Seal Harbor. Loved the accomodations and all the extras included with the house. The sound of the babbling brook was amazing. Such nice and willing to please owners. Highly recommend.

The Roefaros

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We enjoyed having you folks at the cottage and are very glad you had such a busy and fun week exploring Acadia and the surrounding area. We hope you’ll come back soon.
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  • 5 of 5

just as advertised. perfect spot to enter the park

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your great review. We’re very pleased that you all had an excellent vacation. Please come back and stay again.
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Charming Cottage in Good Location

  • 4 of 5

Stanley Cottage in little quiet village of Seal Harbor is very well maintained. Close to Jordan Pond and Carriage Roads, it is an great location for bikers. Access to Bar Harbor is easy and takes 15 min. ride with a car. We appreciated good quality sharp knives in the kitchen, however, few more teaspoons would have been handy. Appliances are vintage, but all in good working condition, and actually complement the decorative style of 60s and 70. (Don't worry, the fridge is newer, and TV set is new). Everything was very clean. We didn't have to buy laundry or dishwasher detergent. The kitchen is well equipped, however, if you need a garlic press to cook, bring your own. Beds were comfortable. There is also an extra room - study were you can insulate yourself from the other guests and relax. Mat is a great host, responding to all your needs. We had a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and we're very happy that you all had a good time at the cottage and enjoyed exploring the area. Thanks for the suggestions - we'll certainly add some more spoons and try to find a garlic press!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hancock County Airport, Trenton, Maine
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Seal Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

The rental property is located just outside the boundary of Acadia National Park and is on Mount Desert Island. This region is world-renowned for it's natural scenic beauty and it's variety of outstanding outdoor activities. Within a ten minute or less walk from this property, one can be at a gorgeous ocean sand beach, at the shores of stunning Jordan Pond, on a hiking trail climbing a mountain or on a carriage road riding a horse. A quick and scenic eight-mile drive will get you to the many shops and fine restaurants of Bar Harbor. This property is ideally situated for anyone looking to have quick and easy access to the many wonders of Acadia National Park, yet be outside of the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor in a quiet village atmosphere. For those owning horses or interested in them, the home is less than a five-minute drive to the famous Wildwood Stables.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

Rental periods are from Saturday to Saturday, unless other arrangements have been made with the owner.

Winter Rentals are available - Please contact owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.